Gonzaga uses tag-team tactic to contain BYU’s Eric Mika
Thu., Feb. 2, 2017
Gonzaga had success rotating Przemek Karnowski and Zach Collins on BYU center Eric Mika, the WCC’s leading scorer and rebounder, in its 85-75 win over BYU in Provo, Utah on Thursday.
Mika made just 3 of 10 field-goal attempts in the first half as Gonzaga built a 42-26 advantage. The talented sophomore finished with 15 points and 11 boards, but he was just 5 of 15 from the field. He committed five turnovers.
“He’s a great player,” said Collins, who played a extended minutes in crunch time with Karnowski in foul trouble. “Obviously he’s going to make some shots, but for the most part we did what we wanted to do.”
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